PROGRAMME OUTLINE FOR THE
IMO-SINGAPORE FUTURE OF SHIPPING CONFERENCE, 23 APRIL 2021

Estimated Duration: 4pm-6.50 pm Singapore time (9am – 11.50 am British Summer Time)

4.00pm - 4.15pmKeynote speeches by Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister For Transport, Singapore and Mr Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization
4.15pm - 4.35pmDecarbonisation Presentation 1: Shipping's role in enabling a greener future
The presentation will focus on proposed actions to improve the environmental impact of shipping and how the shipping industry can work together towards decarbonization.
Speaker: Mr Nick Ryan, VP operated fleet, bp shipping
4.35pm - 4.55pmDecarbonisation Presentation 2: Pathways to zero carbon shipping – an engine designers perspective
The presentation will give an insight into readiness of different engine technology options for low carbon shipping and efforts needed to make such technologies commercially available.
Speaker: Mr Brian Østergaard Sørensen, Vice President, Head of Research & Development, Two-Stroke, MAN Energy Solutions
4.55pm - 5.10pmAction and Collaboration: Decarbonisation Pathways for the Global Maritime Industry – Sharing of Recommendations by the International Advisory Panel (IAP) on Maritime Decarbonisation
Sharing of the recommendations of the IAP on Maritime Decarbonisation - Pathways to maritime decarbonisation, policies to help accelerate the transition, and ways in which Maritime Singapore can support the decarbonisation of the industry
Speakers: Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chairman BW Group and Co-Chair of the International Advisory Panel on Maritime Decarbonisation
5.10pm - 5.30pmDecarbonisation Panel Discussion/Q&A with presenters, joined by Ms. Vivian Ramabarath Parasram, IMO Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre, Caribbean Director
Moderator: Ms Yvonne Chan
5.30pm - 5.50pmDigitalisation Presentation 1: Charting the Way Forward for Ship-Shore Digitalisation
Ensuring safety and efficiency of navigation for vessels in the Singapore Strait and Singapore port waters have always been a key priority for MPA. To this end, IMO's e-Navigation Strategy Implementation Plan plays an important role in our next generation port, and MPA's digitalSHIPTM initiative paves the way forward through various ship-to-shore harmonization and interoperability projects such as the Next Generation Vessel Traffic Management System innovation programme that incorporates e-Navigation Maritime Services and advance communications solutions leveraging satellite communication, 5G technology, and the VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) which will be critical for digitalisation and smart technology applications in our port waters.

Speaker: Mr David Foo, Assistant Chief Officer (Operations-Technology), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Inaugural meeting of NextGEN stakeholders via Breakout Session: Mapping the global maritime decarbonisation system - identifying synergies, exploring collaborations
Facilitated by: IMO, MPA and partners
5.50pm – 6.10pmDigitalisation Presentation 2: The Double-D Interface: Melding digitalization with Decarbonization: Opportunities for global standards to be developed at IMO or IMO in collaboration with other standard-setting bodies
Digitalization has the potential to provide IMO with the data and information it needs to meet the decarbonization challenge and for industry to enhance the safety and efficiency of its operations. However, as the pace of new technology implementation continues to accelerate, the regulatory system must adapt accordingly and deliver sophisticated legislative tools that provide for a level playing field of assurance if digitalization is to achieve its maximum contribution to decarbonization.
Speaker: Mr Robert Ashdown, Secretary General, International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)
6.10pm - 6.40pmDigitalisation Panel Discussion/Q&A with presenters, joined by Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, Vice President for Africa, International Association of Ports and Harbours, and Vice-Chair of the IMO Facilitation Committee and Mr. Darwin Telemaque, Chief Executive Officer, Antigua and Barbuda Port Authority (ABPA)
Moderator: Ms Yvonne Chan
6.40pm - 6.45pmSummary of NEXTGEN Breakout session: Mapping the global maritime decarbonisation system - identifying synergies, exploring collaborations
Speaker: Mr Selwin Hart, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General of the Climate Action Team
6.45pm - 6.50pmClose
Subject to changes, correct as of 9 Apr 2021.